Press Release

SpaceShipOne Completes Third Powered Flight

By SpaceRef Editor
May 13, 2004
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SpaceShipOne Completes Third Powered Flight

This morning, the SpaceShipOne team completed another successful test of key systems on the SpaceShipOne reusable launch vehicle (RLV) and its carrier aircraft, White Knight. This flight marks an additional milestone for Paul G. Allen, Burt Rutan and the innovative aerospace design team in their ongoing efforts to complete the first non-government manned space flight. The test is part of Scaled Composites’ Tier One program, funded by Allen, Microsoft co-founder and CEO of Vulcan Inc.

The SpaceShipOne team will announce the results of this test flight once it has completed an analysis of the data. Look for this information under the Test Updates tab. Information on any future flights will also be provided on the web site, We encourage you to check this page frequently for updates.

SpaceRef staff editor.